Irene left a tremendous amount of destruction in our surrounding area. Rivers and streams were above spring runoff stages. It's been really cool to walk and fish these waters the last few weeks.
Back channels have disappeared, while other new ones have developed. Older riffle runs have filled in and smoothed out. New glides and pockets around almost every corner. The amount of new structure is astounding. Trees, root wads and driki are all potential fish habitat.
The go to system for us when exploring new water is to use the double streamer rig. It's a fast and efficient way to cover new water. Some areas that looked great produced the skunk. Others produced beyond expectation.
You won't know if you don't go.